Tuesday, June 18, 2019

S.E.X. Cover Reveal~ Chef on Top by M.j. O'Shea




Release Date: July 10

Cover Design: LC Chase

Sizzling In The Kitchen Series

Book #1 - Chef In The Wild - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Book #2 - Chef Vs Chef - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Blurb

Chef Jake Casey has never been what you’d call… liked. By anyone. He was the odd outcast son of the town drunk, and he’s spent his adult life doing everything he can to be nothing like his father. If that meant stomping on a few dozen toes, so be it. But contrary to popular belief, he is human. It gets a little old being alone all the time. When he lands a new job on the other side of the country, Jake decides he’s going to change. New city, new restaurant, new Jake.

It’s going pretty well until his first and only friend’s ex shows up with a fiancĂ© in tow. Ty is horrified. Jake might not have much practice with the friend thing, but he decides he’ll do what everyone in the movies always does – he offers to be Ty’s fake boyfriend. It can’t go wrong. Right?

Ty Caldecott knows better. His life isn’t a teen rom-com and situations like these always end up in humiliation. But the prospect of seeing Taran every day with that ring shining on his finger makes Ty want to vomit. Ty doesn’t want to look like a pining loser, so he tells Jake he’s in.

It can’t go wrong.


Right?


MJ O’Shea has never met a music festival, paintbrush, or flower crown she can stay away from. She loves rainstorms and a perfect cup of tea, beach days, music, bright colors, and more than anything a cozy evening with a really great book.

She is from the Pacific Northwest. While she still lives there and loves it, MJ has the heart of a wanderer. So she puts all her dreams of far off places and extraordinary people in her books.

Except for every once in a while when she does what all travelers have to do on occasion… come home.





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Monday, June 17, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ Single by RJ Scott




Length: 54,000 words approx.

Cover Design: RJ Scott

Blurb

Reeling from the painful rejection of a man he thought he loved, Asher is left holding the baby.

Ash wants a family, and is determined to continue with a surrogacy he’d begun with his ex. Bringing baby Mia home, he vows that he will be the best father he can be. Nothing in this world matters more to him than caring for his daughter, not even accidentally falling in lust with the doctor next door. Challenged by his growing attraction to Sean, and confronted by painful memories of his family, Ash has to learn that love is all that matters.

When ER doctor Sean moves in with his friends next door to sexy single father Ash, he falls so quickly it takes his breath away. The sex they have is hot, but Ash is adamant
his heart is too full with love for his daughter to let anyone else in. Why is Sean the only one who sees how scared Ash is, and how can he prove to his new lover that he desperately wants the three of them to become a family?


USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:



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R.J. Scott once again created the start of a wonderfully enjoyable series, Single Dads, with the first book, Single. In a relationship he thought would last, Asher decided to go ahead with the surrogacy, even after Darius left. A new daughter in tow, Asher needed to learn to navigate the wonders of parenthood, albeit with a little help from his well-meaning twin.

A fluky, crazy night brought Eric, the next door neighbored firefighter to Asher’s doorstep, drunk and a bit lost. Good thing his roommate, Sean came along to straighten things out and apologize for the plunder.

Sean was immediately smitten with Asher and baby Mia; Asher a bit timid to start a new relationship. 

Ms. Scott wove together a sweet tale of a single dad, a crazy twin, and three best friends, one of whom fell in love with Asher. I adored both main characters as well as the secondary ones, which added a more realistic storyline to the book. The friendship to love was at an even pace and left me smiling as I read.

Insert an adorable baby, and I’m sold.

Additionally, Asher joined a single dads support group, of which at least one of the men will have a starring role in book two along with one of Sean’s hunky roomies.

What I most enjoy about Ms. Scott’s writing is that no matter how many books/series she writes, she can always create something new and make me want to come back for more.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


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Friday, June 14, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ Kiss Me Again by Garrett Leigh



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link - Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow With Kindle Unlimited

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Length: 227 pages

Blurb

Tree surgeon Aidan Drummond is content with his own company. He works alone, and lives alone, and it doesn’t occur to him to want anything else until a life-changing accident lands him in hospital. Then a glimpse of the beautiful boy in the opposite bed changes everything.

Ludo Giordano is trapped on the ward with a bunch of old men. His mind plays tricks on him, keeping him awake. Then late one night, a new face brings a welcome distraction. Their unlikely friendship is addictive. And, like most things in Ludo’s life, temporary.

Back in the real world, Aidan’s monochrome existence is no longer enough. He craves the colour Ludo brought him, and when a chance meeting brings them back together, before long, they’re inseparable again.

But bliss comes with complications. Aidan is on the road to recovery, but Ludo has been unwell his entire life, and that’s not going to change. Aidan can kiss him as much as he likes, but if he can’t help Ludo when he needs him most, they don’t stand a chance.

"Kiss Me Again is a deliciously tender and prickly romance about the intimacy that comes with acceptance. Ludo and Aidan accept and love each other for exactly who they are—complications, injuries, mental health issues, moods—and I loved them for it." -- Roan Parish


Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

Garrett's debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh

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I would not classify Kiss Me Again by Garrett Leigh an M/M romance. More a book about mental illness, as the story was overrun and dominated by one of the main character's bipolar disorder.

Ludo, MC1 lived a fairly productive life, existing with bipolar and the manic/depressive episodes that came with the MI. During one such episode, Ludo was hospitalized and treated in order to get him to an even keel where he could function again on his own. Aidan was a tree surgeon and an unfortunate accident landed him in a crippling way in the same hospital ward in which Ludo resided. Curiosity set in as the two men waded through murky waters and began a friendship of survival in the hospital, more than a friendship of desire.

As time went by and both men were discharged, they saw each other in the small town which they resided and took a chance to start seeing each other in a quasi-social atmosphere.

I loved the slow build up of friendship as portrayed by Ms. Leigh. I additionally admired the careful way the author portrayed Ludo and his illness, seemingly attempting to build up his character and give the man respect and dignity.

Aidan, on the other hand, slightly rubbed me the wrong way. I got the sense he cared for Ludo, and the author did a good job of said conveyance, but his overall careless attitude concerning himself and others (except Ludo) did not sit well with this reader.

Kiss Me Again did not sensationalize mental illness, but brought an awareness. My five handcuff review is not done so on a sexual nature, but rather the diplomatic fashion Ms. Leigh wrote Ludo’s story.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review 


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey





Cover Design: Sloan J Designs

Tales of Bryant - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Blurb

Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and an upcoming wedding in Bryant Park to his very own handsome prince.

He’s come a long way from that struggling film student with ratty sneakers and shaggy hair. Isamu is now living an urbanite’s fairy tale with that happily ever after just around a bustling city street corner.

But as all wedding planners know, even the best laid plans seem to go awry, and Isamu and Brian’s wedding is no exception. But love – both old and new – is in the air, so nothing can go too badly, right?






USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.



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Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey was the continuation of Isamu and Brian’s story in the Tales of Bryant Park series. Isamu and Brian lived in bliss waiting for their wedding day. The story began two weeks before the wedding with an adventure at every turn. Adrian, the over the top wedding planner, Isamu’s boss- whom Brian abhored, and the traditional Japanese grandmother. All the elements to create a “what could possibly go wrong” wedding.

Unfortunately as with the first book, I was not able to connect with either men. I still found Brian to be a pompous ass, and Isamu a spineless millennial. But, as always, Ms. Locey’s writing is prolific and her portrayal does bring the characters to life.

A beautiful wedding in Bryant Park- what more could a reader desire.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ Chef vs Chef by M.J. O'Shea



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Cover Design: L.C. Chase

Sizzling In The Kitchen Series

Book #1 - Chef In The Wild - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Blurb

Bobby Diaz has worked his whole life to get where he is – running a restaurant with his two closest friends, no boss, and generally content. When his best friend Baldwin gets the gig of a lifetime, he asks Bobby to take over the restaurant while he’s gone. He’ll miss his friend, but he’s excited to put himself to the test. He can’t believe he’s getting the chance to finally run his own kitchen.

Cal Mayer is thirty and starting over. His last relationship was a failure. His job went down the drain. So when his cousin Pete, a.k.a Baldwin Powell celebrity chef, offers him a gig in his restaurant, he can’t help but to jump at the offer to reinvent himself.

Bobby and Cal don’t exactly hit it off—to put it lightly. Bobby resents getting Cal dumped in his lap. Cal doesn’t appreciate Bobby’s frosty attitude. They’re stuck together day and night, and their chemistry is undeniable… but will it be sweet summer love or a case of too many chefs in the kitchen?


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MJ O’Shea has never met a music festival, paintbrush, or flower crown she can stay away from. She loves rainstorms and a perfect cup of tea, beach days, music, bright colors, and more than anything a cozy evening with a really great book.

She is from the Pacific Northwest. While she still lives there and loves it, MJ has the heart of a wanderer. So she puts all her dreams of far off places and extraordinary people in her books.

Except for every once in a while when she does what all travelers have to do on occasion… come home.




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Chef vs Chef by M.J. O’Shea was a short, yet super sweet read. Cal and Bobby, both chefs and both at different points in their lives, crossed paths at the new Hearth & Oak restaurant in Montpelier, Vermont. Together, the men both lived and worked in the same place, attempting to find a happy common ground.

Ms. O’Shea gave us quirky, funny, and sexy recipes of sinful food surrounding these two men. I adored Cal’s quiet, almost shy nature and Bobby’s outspoken personality.

The secondary characters added to the overall storyline and gave it a new depth and understanding. Bobby and Cal waded through professional muck to arrive at a final destination~ together.

A nice read.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ Always with Me by Kris Jacen

Calvin and Camden Luna — why yes, their dad is a big baseball fan— have moved around the world with their parents. Their father has been in the military since before they were born. Proud of their father and uncles and all they’ve done, neither of them is sure the military is for them. Cam is a fantastic baseball player and Cal loves the science of everything. Haven’t they given enough?
Tristan Nolan and Maddy Holt both grew up as military kids too, but neither of their fathers moved them around as much as the twins. Maddy wants to save the planet and capture the heart of Calvin Luna… if he’d only open his eyes. Tris has grown up wanting to follow in the footsteps of those before him. But can he be himself — out and proud —serve and protect his country and end up with the one he’s loved for as long as he can remember?
What can happen when you grow up a military brat with the ties that they have with their fathers’ close friends and their families? Find the love of your life almost from the start? Or find out that maybe you’re all too close for anything else?





Always With Me by Kris Jacen was a great addition to the With Me series. Told from four points of view, the book was well written and definitely not confusing.

Cam and Cal finally received their story as Ms. Jacen took us from childhood to adulthood in the lives of not only the twins, but Tristan and Maddy as well.

I adored the friendship, love, and camaraderie exhibited by not only the main players, but the supporting cast. Each couple grew as an individual person and then finally as a committed couple, working on challenges and obstacles to finally find their respective happily ever after’s.

The closeness of the twins and the extended families was palpable and added a new dimension to the overall storyline.

Ms. Jacen did a fantastic job of writing the evolution of precocious children to successful adults without bogging her readers down with minutia.

A great series overall, Always with Me can be read as a standalone, but enjoy the entire series and start from the beginning.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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Friday, May 31, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ The Bringer of Wrath by A.E. Via




Length: 87,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Jay Aheer @ Simply Defined Art

The King And Alpha Series

Prophesy 1 - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link (Currently only 99c/99p)

Blurb

Shifter and Vampire True Mates story.

Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep.

While his brother—the overachiever—excelled at having a vampire as a mate, Alek wasn’t that optimistic he would. He wasn’t averse to love, and he’d often thought of how different his life could’ve turned out if he’d ever experienced the emotion. His life was a mess and he’d worn a mask of stability for a majority of that time, only showing his siblings and pack what they needed to see—a strong Volkov alpha. Not the damaged man he was, with a tortured soul and a rogue wolf.

Alek dropped his heavy head in his hands. Now, for some reason, I’ve been granted a true vampire mate. And not just any vampire. The intimidating Belleron Liatos. Lord High to the King and the leader of his army.

Belleron ‘Bell’ Liatos had come to the states for one reason—his best friend and Vampire King, Chadwick Bentley. He certainly didn’t come to be pounced on by a wolf that could act independently of its master. Not only was his destined cherished a complicated and confused man; but he was also unaware of the powerful presence that lurked in the shadows of his soul. Bell didn’t know he’d be the key to unlocking an exceptional triad that would play a critical role in fulfilling the prophesy.

This story DOES NOT contain or even mention MPREG.
No multiple pairings. No cliffhangers. Ends with a very HFN.

Warning: This book is M/M paranormal: If you DO NOT like alpha men shifting into large wolves, or vampires feeding from their destined beloveds, than this may not be the novel for you.





A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great new up and coming MM authors.

A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.

A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.

Be sure to visit Adrienne on her social media pages and subscribe to her newsletter to never miss another release date! Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak at upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.


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Prophesy II: The Bringer of Wrath by A.E. Via was a wonderful addition to the King and Alpha series, and while I enjoyed the book, I also had some mild reservations. I absolutely adored book 1 in the series and hoped this one would live up to the same expectations, but it fell a little bit short.

Alek, the second alpha son and beta to his older brother Justice had a conflicted inner spirit. The man. The wolf. The wrath. All three in one body, yet living separately when they appear in physical form. The three in one through me for a loop, and at times was confusing to reconcile.

Bell, best friend to the vampire king and leader of his army, was Alek’s fated mate; a powerful vampire in his own right.

Where I had the conflicting issues was Bell’s “roll over” attitude with Alek when he too was a powerful being. Additionally, why did Alek appear to be more powerful than his brother, the alpha zenith; in charge of all shifters.

Ms. Via also continued to allude to the prophesy, but we are no closer to discovering what it is; of course leading the way for more books in the series, with more brothers to mate.

Even with my trepidations concerning the second book in the series, I look forward to the next one, if only to see more of the supporting characters, as well as Justice and Wick.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review 

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